Synonyms for affright
|Grammar : Verb|
|Spell : uh-frahyt|
|Phonetic Transcription : əˈfraɪt|
Définition of affrightOrigin :
- 1580s, a late construction from a- (1) + fright (v.), probably on model of earlier past participle adjective affright "struck with sudden fear" (metathesized from Old English afyrht). Related: Affrighted; affrighting.
- verb frighten
- In a swerve he almost stopped, every muscle of his big body trembling in affright.
- Extract from : « Thoroughbreds » by W. A. Fraser
- Polly lingered near, affright in her heart, Oh, if her father were only there!
- Extract from : « Polly of Lady Gay Cottage » by Emma C. Dowd
- Her eyes roved to Garnache's, and fell away in affright before their glitter.
- Extract from : « St. Martin's Summer » by Rafael Sabatini
- Blood and wounds, Master Joseph, think you to affright me with words?
- Extract from : « The Tavern Knight » by Rafael Sabatini
- He groaned aloud unconsciously and started with affright at the sound of his own voice.
- Extract from : « Almayer's Folly » by Joseph Conrad
- To tell the truth, these modernists did not permit the hereafter to awe or affright them.
- Extract from : « The Tyranny of the Dark » by Hamlin Garland
- The man who was looking through the desk sprang up in affright.
- Extract from : « Jack O' Judgment » by Edgar Wallace
- They soon, however, got over their affright, and returned to their repast.
- Extract from : « The Forest Exiles » by Mayne Reid
- The very thought of it causes the sailor to shiver with affright.
- Extract from : « The Boy Slaves » by Mayne Reid
- With a shriek of affright she plunged boldly into the midst of the smoke.
- Extract from : « Nine Little Goslings » by Susan Coolidge
Antonyms for affright
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